Child Care Assistant Program MichiganDownload 2020 Catalog
Train to Become a Certified Child Care Provider
A child care assistant is a person who teaches children in a daycare or preschool setting. They ensure the children’s needs are met, milestones are obtained, and educational activities are available to stimulate growth and development. Like all Career Quest programs, our curriculum for the child care assistant program is hands-on and comprehensive. Students will acquire knowledge and skills from their textbooks and lectures and apply them in the lab the next day. With this hands-on training, you’ll easily retain knowledge, refine your skills, and increase your employability!
Our child care assistant program curriculum will cover:
- Developmental stages of different age levels
- Classroom environment
- Health and safety
- Daily challenges working with children
- Curriculum and instruction
- Child guidance and prep
- Understand behaviors and background of children
What Child Care Assistants Do:
Child care assistants work in a variety of settings, from private homes to full-service daycare centers. The primary responsibility of a child care assistant is to provide support to preschool teachers or primary caregivers. By working directly with children, assistants ensure they’re in a safe and comfortable environment while providing them with personal care and attention.
Work environments include:
- Teacher assistance or paraprofessional in elementary schools
- Assistant teacher in Head Start or Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
- Teacher in preschools or infant/toddler programs
- Director with a few years’ experience
Admission requirements for this program include a recognized high school diploma or GED, a background check, ICHAT, and fingerprints.